HA NOI CITY- SAPA- CAT- CAT- HAM RONG- LAO CHAI- TA VAN

6 Days 5 Nights Price: contact Daily departure

DAY 1: ARRIVING HA NOI                                                                                                               (-/-/-)

Arriving Ha Noi, our representative will pick you up inside airport, assist to do check in visa procedure and help you through customs gate (if wanted)

Driver will pick you up from airport, transfer to hotel, and check in. Free day. Overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 2: HA NOI- CITY TOUR                                                                                                         (B/L/-)

Have breakfast at hotel.

08h00- 08h30: Guide picks you up from hotel for visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho. Then we visit the President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. You’ll also go to the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you can learn about this remarkable man and what he did for Vietnam and the region.

Visit the One Pillar Pagoda- a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.

Explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the Shore of West Lake, go to the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.

Have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Visit through the Old Quarter where you’ll get a sense of the daily life of this busy city on your way to Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi, meet the ancient 36 streets and numerous alleys amongst temples, pagodas and lakes.

Visit Museum of Ethnology: This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam.

Optional: Rickshaw or Water Puppet show: 5usd/ pax.

Drop off hotel. Have dinner at your own cost.

DAY 3: HANOI - SAPA - HAM RONG                                                                                         (B/L/D)

06h30: Free pick up at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and transfer to Sapa.

07h00: Start departure to Sapa. The tour guide will explain to you about the trip and Sapa. Then you will be served mineral water and some snacks.

Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of Northwest Mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break for 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.

12h30: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel and have lunch.

Afternoon: You will begin the trek up Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain.

Ham Rong Botanical Garden: don't miss the lovely botanical gardens above the main square in town with their spectacular viewpoint from the top. There are fabulous views of the town and the wider landscape as well as tended gardens to visit. This park is essentially a long cobblestone walkway to the top of Ham Rong Mountain. It's a strenuous climb, but the panoramic vista at the top is well worth tackling all those stairs. Along the way, there are countless potted orchids, beautiful landscaped gardens and a few really tacky statues of cartoon characters like Scooby Doo and Mickey Mouse. 

One word of caution, the stone stairs could be treacherous on a rainy or misty day.

Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night: enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping.

Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities HMong, Dzao in Lao Cai in particular and North West of Vietnam in general.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 4: LAO CHAI AND TA VAN VILLAGES - SAPA                                                                        (B/L/D)

09h00: After breakfast, we start trekking down to Lao Chai village of Black H’mong ethnic people. Here we will discover their daily life and how they make traditional clothes, handicraft, indigo... We will visit the biggest valley which provides the best view for golden rice terrace fields in Vietnam. After Lao Chai we walk to Ta Van village of Giay people. It is a small group of ethnic people in Vietnam with a rich culture and beautiful houses located on rice paddy fields.  

Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages, about 8 km from Sapa town, where black H’mong and Giay people are living, it is also the beginning of the valley which is called Muong Hoa. From a high point of the main road, great view of the whole villages open wide to offer the marvelous panorama views, backed by high mountains and facing the river. Here you will enjoy the fresh air, see terrace fields, stream, discover and visit some Black H’mong families. You will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs…

We will have lunch with the locals in one of the local houses.

The bus will pick you up from Ta Van village to Sapa Town.

Afternoon: Have shower and free time at leisure for shopping or visiting Sapa Town.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 5: CAT CAT VILLAGE - HANOI                                                                                          (B/L/-)

09h00: After breakfast, start trekking to Cat Cat Village, about 45 minutes walking from Sapa, this is the village of the Black H’Mong hill tribe. The village is on the slope of the hill and easy walking, rice and corn are grown here.

Visiting Cat Cat village, you will have a chance to visit a big waterfall on the stream and the old Hydro Electric Power Station built by French people. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. A noteworthy is that H’Mong women use indigo plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics. And then they roll around and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors durable.

Go back by car to the hotel and have lunch. 

Afternoon: Free time to explore Sapa town or go shopping at Sapa Market.

16h00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sapa!” and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains.

21h30: We arrive in Ha Noi. 

Check in hotel, have dinner at your own cost.

DAY 6: HA NOI –DEPART                                                                                                               (B/-/-)

Have breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until check out.

Picked up from hotel to the airport; End tour and see you!

PRICE: contact

 (Applied for 2pax share twin room).

INCLUDED:

  • Airport transfer round-trip by private 4 seats car; shared luxury bus round trip Ha Noi- Sapa- Ha Noi and Ha Noi city tour.
  • Accommodation 4* hotel based on twin shared:
  • Ha Noi: Silk Path Boutique, MK Boutique…
  • Sapa: Freesia, Amazing…
  • English speaking guide. Meals at program.
  • Entrance fee, mineral water.

 

EXCLUDED:

  • Rickshaw, water puppet show: 5usd/ pax.
  • International air ticket.
  • Visa 1 month single entry full service (visa letter, pick up and check in, visa stamp, fast trash).
  • Some dinner out of program. Tax, personal expense, tip.
  • Single room surcharge.

 

PRICE FOR CHILDREN:

  • Children under 5 years old are free (sharing bed with parents)
  • From 5- under 9 years old: 75% charge without bed.
  • From 9 years old: charged as adults.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Before departure 20-16: full charge deposit or 30%
  • Before departure 15-4days: 50% charge of price
  • Before departure in 3 days: 100% charge of price
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